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I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. After discovering Linux back in the days of Mandrake in 2003, I constantly came back to check on the progress of Linux until Ubuntu appeared on the scene and it helped me to really love it. You can reach me easily by emailing GamingOnLinux directly.

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Drill Keeper seems to have it all with deckbuilding, tower defense and roguelite survival

By Liam Dawe,
Hooded Horse sure do pick some gems to publish with the latest announcement being Drill Keeper from ShoulderByte GmbH that looks like an intoxicating mix of genres.

RISC-V Framework Laptop mainboard teased, plus open source releases of laptop shells

By Liam Dawe,
Some exciting news for hardware enthusiasts, as Framework just announced today that DeepComputing has made the first partner-developed mainboard with RISC-V.

KINGDOM HEARTS and many more games get Steam Deck Verified

By Liam Dawe,
Almost every day we see an influx of games that go through Steam Deck compatibility verification, so here's a fresh set for you to consider picking up like KINGDOM HEARTS.

Roots of Pacha v1.2 out in July adds more romance, more customization, puts kids in school

By Liam Dawe,
Roots of Pacha is getting a big 1.2 update on July 31st, bringing with it plenty of expanded options for this prehistoric farming life sim.

Plasma 6.1 released with Explicit Sync, Triple Buffering for Wayland and much more

By Liam Dawe,
KDE Plasma 6.1 has been released today bringing with it plenty of exciting new features, some big and some small but there's plenty to enjoy.

The hybrid combat mechanics in The Nightscarred: Forgotten Gods sounds exciting

By Liam Dawe,
Powered by Unreal Engine 5, The Nightscarred: Forgotten Gods from Shadowfall Studios is an immersive first-person action genre, combining a powerful spellcrafting system with hybrid combat mechanics that allow players to wield crafted magical abilities and melee weapons independently.

Restore a garden back to life in Horticular coming in July

By Liam Dawe,
Developer inDirection Games announced their cute looking gardening game Horticular is now set to arrive on July 11th. Here you are summoned by a bunch of mysterious gnomes, given the task of breathing new life into a long-lost garden, abandoned by its previous caretaker.

Squad, Offworld's tactical FPS should now run better on Linux with EAC issues fixed

By Liam Dawe,
Squad from Offworld is a tactical first-person shooter that has run on Linux for a while now with Proton, but some Linux distributions had issues with Easy Anti-Cheat (EAC).

Paradox Interactive completely cancelled Life by You (update Paradox Tectonic to close)

By Liam Dawe,
Paradox Interactive announced today that Life by You from their studio Paradox Tectonic is now fully cancelled, after previously being delayed.

Classic free physics sandbox game The Powder Toy is now on Steam

By Liam Dawe,
Remember when falling sand on your screen was all the rage? The Powder Toy is a classic physics sandbox game, which simulates air pressure and velocity, heat, gravity and a countless number of interactions.

Open source evolution sim Thrive adds endosymbiosis, toxin customization, day / night cycle

By Liam Dawe,
Thrive just keeps on getting more interesting. An open source evolution sim powered by Godot that allows you to take control of a species from its first steps as a tiny organism.

Burn With Me is a deck-builder where you burn your cards to win

By Liam Dawe,
Well, that's certainly different. Usually a deck-builder card game is about building up your deck, here's it's about sacrificing them and burning them away.

Get a load of Monster Hunter games from this Fanatical Bundle

By Liam Dawe,
If you managed to miss the recent Humble Bundle, you've got another cheap chance here to grab a whole bunch of Monster Hunter games from Fanatical.

Canonical detail improvements the Steam Snap, work to advance gaming continues on Ubuntu

By Liam Dawe,
Canonical are well into development on Ubuntu 24.10, the next non-LTS version of the popular Linux distribution and things keep improving for gamers.

Factory building sim shapez 2 is launching in August

By Liam Dawe,
The truly impressive looking shapez 2 from tobspr Games now has a release window, with the Early Access period set to begin in August.

Cats is another idle / clicker item farming game like Banana rising up the Steam player counts

By Liam Dawe,
It seems Egg and it's copy Banana have potentially started off another trend on Steam, with games designed for you to farm items to sell on the Steam Market.

Selaco has sold 51,000 copies in only two weeks

By Liam Dawe,
The seriously impressive GZDoom-powered shooter Selaco from Altered Orbit Studios has managed to do quite well for the Early Access launch.

NVIDIA exploring ways to support an upstream kernel mode GPU driver

By Liam Dawe,
Time to get your popcorn out, as it seems NVIDIA are continuing their steps to further improve their Linux support on their GPUs.

SteamOS 3.6.5 Preview for Steam Deck out, plus two Steam Beta Client updates

By Liam Dawe,
Valve has now put up SteamOS 3.6.5 Preview for Steam Deck, plus a further two Beta releases of the Steam Client for all users.

Wine 9.11 released continuing the ARM improvements

By Liam Dawe,
Wine 9.11 has arrived as a new development release for the Windows compatibility layer, and with it new features and bug fixes for a big part of what makes Proton possible.
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